Review on the Bookshelf
Thank you SO much to Mike Fan from the Bookshelf for doing such a wonderful review of Too Much on the Inside. I appreciate it with all my heart.
A preview here: "An earthy portrait of love, loss, and confronting the past set in Toronto’s Queen St W, Botha’s first novel is incredibly moving, gritty, and authentic. Too Much on the Inside is an honest and moving love letter to Toronto’s hodgepodge cultural fabric exploring bar life, cross-continental connections, and heartbreak...Too Much on the Inside is an exploration of four fascinatingly dissimilar characters whose lives intersect and influence each other irrevocably. The novel reminds me of the fugal interlacing of P.T. Anderson’s Magnolia and the down-to-earth sincerity of J.K. Rowling’s A Casual Vacancy... Too Much on the Inside is an incredible feat of literary structural engineering: we collide with these four people knowing very little about them. Botha’s writing is masterful – deceptively simple, with an astonishing attention to detail that creates a multi-coloured fabric of distinct locales and personalities."
Thank you a million times, again :)
You can read the whole review here: http://bookshelfreaderreviews.blogspot.ca/2015/07/review-too-much-on-inside.html